O nagrodzie Kamila Duszenko za wybitne osiągnięcia w hematologii


The winner of the Kamil Duszenko Award in 2020 is Sebastian Geibel.

Prof_Sebastian Giebel.jpegProfessor Sebastian Geibel (Photo: www.hematoonkologia.pl)

Sebastian Giebel, a specialist in internal diseases, haematology and clinical transplantation, was graduated from medical studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice in 1996, and in 2013 obtained the title of professor of medical sciences. Since 2008, he has been associated with the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice, one of the most active transplant centres in Europe.
Professor Geibel, author or co-author of about 150 scientific publications, is currently the head of the Clinic of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Haematology-Oncology at the Maria Skłodowska-Curie National Institute of Oncology, branch in Gliwice.
Professor Geibel serves as a Board member of The Polish Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Secretary of Acute Leukaemia Working Party of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), President of the Polish Lymphoma Research Group, and Secretary of the Polish Adult Leukaemia Group (PALG).
In 2016 professor  Sebastian Geibel has been awarded Jędrzej Śniadecki Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the highest national distinction in the field of medicine in Poland. 



The first winner of the Kamil Duszenko Award is Maciej Szydłowski.

Dr. Szydłowski has been awarded for his three publications:

(1) FOXOl activation is an effector of SYK and AKT inhibition in tome nLn.. signal-dependent diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (Blood, 2015)

(2) FOXOl Transcription Factor: A Critical Effector of the Pl3K-AKT Axis in B-Cell Development (International Reviews of Immunology, 2014)

(3) FOXOl is a TXN- and p300-dependent sensor and effector of oxidative stress in diffuse larPe R-cell lvmnhomas characterized bv increased oxidative metabolism (Oncogene, forthcoming).


Maciej SzydłowskiDr. Maciej Szydłowski


Maciej Szydłowski studied at the University of Silesia in Katowice (September 2000 May 2005), where he obtained M.Sc. in Biology. He performed his diploma work: “Generation of the promoter deletion constructs of the human tumorous imaginal discs (htid) and neighbour of tid (hnot) genes” in frame of the Erasmus/Socrates Scholarship at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany), under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ursula Kurzik-Dumke. After completing his studies, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Microbiology at the home University in Katowice (11.2005 – 09.2006).

In September 2006, he was awarded with a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship for PhD studies he performed at the University in Mainz, in the Comparative Tumor Biology group leaded by Prof. Kurzik-Dumke (2006 – 2011). In April 2011, he defended his PhD thesis: “Identification and characterization of the regulatory elements and factors of the human tumor suppressor gene tumorous imaginal discs (htid)”.

Afterwards, he moved back to Poland, and since October 2011 he is working as a post-doc in the Institute of Hematology in Warsaw, in Department of Experimental Hematology leaded by Prof. Przemysław Juszczynski. His scientific interests are molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of cancer.